22 NIGHTS / 23 DAYS
Day 01 :Bhubaneswar - Munich
Upon arrival into Munich make your way to your hotel and check in. Relax today and we recommend you walk around to take in the culture and the various sights. Come evening and the wonderful city of Munich comes alive. Admire the illuminated monuments and fountains that make Munich such a delightful city. The night tour will take you to the Hofbräuhaus, the famous beer hall in the centre of Munich. It is here you'll be treated to a traditional dinner followed by live Bavarian music. Afterwards you will continue through the former bohemian quarter Schwabing, which is home to many bars and restaurants. Heading onwards to the Olympic Grounds, you can ascend the magnificent Olympic Tower and absorb the breathtaking panorama of the city by night. To end the tour you will enjoy a drink at a nightclub with live music. Overnight in Munich.
Day 02 : Munich
Munich is a very vibrant city even during the day and the best way to get to know more is by taking the Hop On Hop Off ticket atop the open air double-decker buses. The route presents to you famous sights like the Pinakotheken art museums, the world famous Hofbräuhaus, the National Theater with the Royal Palace, Marienplatz and the Viktualien market with its colourful outdoor stalls. This fun tour allows you to see the City at your own pace. Overnight in Munich.
Day 03 :Munich
Another day in Munich and what is in store for you today is to take a full day excursion to discover the world famous castles Neuschwanstein and Linderhof, out of Munich. Hidden in the seclusion of the mountains King Ludwig II built two of his dream castles: Neuschwanstein and Linderhof. This excursion shows you two extraordinary castles, both testifying to the vision of Bavaria's fairytale King. A short shopping stop is included in Oberammergau. You have an approx. 4 hours time to visit Neuschwanstein and for Lunch (meals are not included). Entrance fee for the castle to be paid on spot (approx. Eur 15). Overnight in Munich
Day 04:Munich - Leipzig
Post breakfast this morning its time to check out and head to the station to board the train to Leipzig. The train will take an approximate 4 hrs. Leipzig, the oldest trade town in Germany. Upon arrival check in and relax. This is an excellent walking city & we suggest you to take time to enjoy the special blend of that urban feeling in a Metropolitan city so unique. Be enchanted and inspired by magnificent old civil houses. Courts and splendorous fair halls. You'll explore and experience the feeling of the historical city of trade in the Gründerzeit and the boom town of the 90's. Overnight in Leipzig.
Wake up to breakfast this morning and armed with a locally bought Leipzig card enjoy the city. All the entrances and the public transportation are free. Spend time at the local cafes savoring the authentic fare. Overnight in Leipzig.
Day 06:Leipzig - Dresden
Following breakfast this morning its time for you to head to the train station and catch the train to the UNESCO heritage city of Dresden. This will take you around 2 hrs. This is the saxon capital and houses some 30 internationally acclaimed museums. The best way to orient yourself with this city is atop the double decker bus that provides you the ideal opportunity. This is a 1.5 hours guided sightseeing tour. If you brought some more time, you can leave the bus at every of the 22 stops, to have a closer look at all the different sights and continue the tour with one of the next buses. Your ticket is valid for the whole day. Overnight in Dresden.
Wake up to breakfast this morning and the rest of the day is free for you to explore this very rich city further. We recommend you buy the Dresden card that allows for free travel in the public buses, trams in the city and the surrounds. Overnight in Dresden.
Day 08:Dresden - Berlin
Its time to head to the captivating city of Berlin this morning. Again a 1.5 hr journey by train. Upon arrival make your way to the hotel and check in. Berlin hop-on hop-off tour allows you to hop-on and off as many times as you like aboard open top double decker buses. There are 20 stops around Berlin, and buses departs every 10 minutes. The continuous route without hopping-off is approx. 2.5 hours. Many must-see Berlin attractions are easily accessible enroute including Checkpoint Charlie, Berliner Dom (Cathedral), Pergamon Museum, Brandenburg Gate and the enchanting Charlottenburg Palace. The rest of the evening is free for you. Overnight in Berlin.
During a Berlin stay one should not miss an excursion to Potsdam - the Brandenburg State Capital and former centre of Prussia with its castles and gardens which are part of UNESCO's world cultural heritage and the marvellous Old Town. This is where you are headed to this morning post breakfast. During a half day excursion you can combine a visit of Sanssouci Palace (or any of the other charming palaces) with a short city tour or lunch. During a full day excursion there is enough time for a visit of Sansscouci Palace (or any of the other charming palaces) and park, a relaxing lunch break and a detailed city tour and walk through the historic Old Town.
The rest of the evening is free for you to either enjoy the various restaurants that dot the promenades or indulge in some theatre. Overnight in Berlin.
Day 10:Berlin - Hamburg
Welcome to the Northern star of Germany this morning as you board the train and make your way to Hamburg, a mere 1.5 hrs away. This is truly a metropolis and is also Germany's greenest and most attractive cities. Water dominates the landscape and there are more bridges here than there are in Venice and Amsterdam together! Hence a 1 hr cruise on Hamburg's Alster Lake by boat is divine. Its only in Hamburg you can tour the city by boat on the lake - on the Binnen- and Außenalster lake. Experience all the charm of the Alster with its lovely Alsterpark, villas and flotillas of sailing boats set against the panoramic background of towers and church spires. Your Alster boat tracks along the banks of the Binnen- and Außenalster, whilst your guide recounts tales of Hamburg's history and its people. The evening is free for you to relax and enjoy the shopping, discotheques, pubs and theatres in town. Overnight in Hamburg.
This morning see the best of Hamburg on an easy and convenient hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour! Stop at all the major attractions, including St Michael Church, the St Pauli Fish Market and the infamous Reeperbahn red-light district! Board one of the red double-decker buses at the St Pauli port landing piers or at the main station, and begin your sightseeing adventure, hopping off at Town Hall Square, the Reeperbahn or at any other stop on the route. Your ticket is valid for the whole day. Sit back and relax while you enjoy these architectural highlights of Hamburg. Overnight in Hamburg.
Day 12:Hamburg - Hannover
Welcome to the city of Hannover this morning. Following breakfast its time to head to the train station and catch the train taking you approximately 1.5 hrs. There is a lot to discover here. Upon checking into the hotel, rest a while and then its time for you to 'walk along the Red Thread' this is a guideline on the pavement that leads you to the most attractive sights in the city centre of Hannover. Walk through different time periods, see the sights around Leineschloss Palace, discover the picturesque alleys in the Old Town with their half-timbered facades. Spend the evening at the lively city centre with its impressive shopping mile. Only a stone's throw away is the Maschsee Lake that invites you to enjoy a multitude of leisure facilities all around the lake. Overnight in Hannover.
Armed with your Hannover card its time for you to further explore the city. The Zoo with its natural animal habitats is Europe's adventure zoo number one. Hannover is also particularly great for shopping and the core of the Old Town is where the visitor finds everything. Enjoy the day exploring the city. Overnight in Hannover.
Day 14:Hannover - Cologne
Following breakfast this morning its time for you to board the train and make the 2.5 hrs journey to the city and cathedral which is listed World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. Abandon yourself to the vibrant life in the shopping malls, to the traditional brewery taverns and picturesque pubs in the Old Town. Come to Cologne and celebrate carnival in the stronghold of Rhenian cheerfulness. Once you have checked into your hotel its time for your Hop on hop off City tour. The bus provides you the ideal opportunity to get to know this fascinating city Cologne at the River Rhine. If you bring some more time with you, you can leave the bus at each of the 14 stops, to have a closer look at all the different sights and later continue the tour on one of the next busses. The tickets are valid for the whole day. Spend the rest of the evening at any of the taverns or local restaurants. Overnight in Cologne.
Today the day is free for you to enjoy a scenic river cruise on the Rhine to the neat town of Königswinter at famous Drachenfels today. The return cruise to Cologne is later in the afternoon. This is a perfect way to spend the day here. Overnight in Cologne.
Day 16:Cologne - Frankfurt
Its time to move to your next magic city this morning, to Frankfurt. The train takes you 1 hr. This is truly the city of contrasts and is the heart of Europe. With the German Stock exchange, the Central European bank, and more than 300 credit institutions from all over the world the 1,200 years old trade centre is one of the main European financial hubs. Following your check in its time to explore this dynamic city on a hop-on hop-off bus tour and enjoy sightseeing at your own pace. With frequent bus departures and 14 great stops, you can plot your own itinerary and jump on and off all day to go shopping or see the sights. Buses leave approximately every 30 - 40 mins. The afternoon is free for you to further explore the highlights of this city like the famous Zeil shopping street, the picturesque Romerberg square, birthplace of Von Goethe and the city's impressive banking district. Return back to the hotel and the rest of the day is free for you. Overnight in Frankfurt.
Germany is also famous for its Black Forest and this is exactly where you are headed today. Baden - Baden is one of Europe´s most beautiful health resorts and best preserved thermal bath houses. If you want to spend your day at the thermal bath (additional charges) the bus picks you up there again at 6pm. For all other guests, you will visit Germany´s oldest and most beautiful Casino and the legendary lake 'Mummelsee' which is situated in the dark woods of the Black Forest. Enjoy a well rested evening at your hotel. Overnight in Frankfurt.
Day 18:Frankfurt - Heidelberg
Tuck into a sumptuous breakfast this morning and head back to the train station to catch the train to Heidelberg. The journey takes approximately 1 hr. Upon arrival, make your way to the hotel and check in. Heidelberg is one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. During your stay here you will see the world famous castle ruins, Gothic and Renaissance buildings, the large courtyard, the mighty terrace and the world´s largest wine barrel. In the medieval town centre of Heidelberg you must visit the Church of Holy Spirit, the House of the Knights with its precious Renaissance facade, small lanes with half timbered houses, the Old Bridge, Karlstor and much more. Overnight in Heidelberg.
Enjoy this pretty city and explore more at your own pace.
Day 20: Heidelberg - Stuttgart
Welcome to the Stuttgart, the capital of the Baden-Württemberg state. The city is 1 hr away by train and is fabulous. Upon arrival, make your way to the hotel and check in. A brief rest later its time for your 2 hr guided tour. This is the best way to familiarize yourself with the city. As you stroll through the Palace Gardens (Schlossgarten), past celebrated landmarks, and around the city centre, gain an invaluable insight into the city's history and development. You could try some of the authentic food from this part of Germany at any of the many cafes dotting the promenades.
Overnight in Stuttgart.
Day 21: Stuttgart
Following breakfast this morning and armed with your Stuttgart card, that we recommend you buy locally you could spend time visiting the Wilhelma Zoo, the Collegiate church, the Ludwigsburg Palace, the Solitude castle etc. There are a variety of sights that are great to see and experience. Later in the evening you could unwind at any of the Beer Gardens that are so famous in Stuttgart. Overnight in Stuttgart.
Day 22: Stuttgart
Another day free for you in Stuttgart today. You could visit the Porsche Museum and the Mercedes Benz Museum today and a few of the lovely museums and art galleries that again make Stuttgart so famous. The rest of the day is free for you to further explore the city and take in the sights and sounds. Overnight in Stuttgart.
Day 23: Stuttgart – Frankfurt- Bhubaneswar
Its time for you to bid farewell this morning as you make your way to the train station to catch the train to Frankfurt Airport. The time taken is an approximate 1.5 hrs. Hope you had a great holiday.
What We Include:
• Return airfare Delhi – Munich/Frankfurt – Delhi in economy class
• 3 nights accommodation in Munich
• 2 nights accommodation in Leipzig
• 2 nights accommodation in Dresden
• 2 nights accommodation in Berlin
• 2 nights accommodation in Hamburg
• 2 nights accommodation in Hannover
• 2 nights accommodation in Cologne
• 2 nights accommodation in Frankfurt
• 2 nights accommodation in Heidelberg
• 3 nights accommodation in Stuttgart
• Munich night tour
• Hop on Hop off ticket in Munich
• Full Day excursion to the Royal Castles Neuschwanstein & Linderhof by coach
• Hop on Hop off ticket in Dresden
• Hop on Hop off ticket in Berlin
• Half Day excursion to Potsdam by coach
• 1 hr cruise on Hamburg's Alster Lake
• Hop on Hop off ticket in Hamburg
• Hop on hop off ticket in Cologne
• Hop on hop off ticket in Frankfurt
• Full Day guided excursion to Baden-Baden & Black Forest by coach
• 2 hrs guided walking tour of Stuttgart with private guide
• Tourist visa of Germany with medical insurance
Extra charges apply:
• Peak Season Surcharge – If applicable.
• Any items of personal nature like telephone, beverages, laundry etc.
• Porterage,Tips and gratuities
German Rail Pass - 10 days within 1 Month - (Twin*): Euro 262 per adult